In the pomp, splendors, and colors of Diwali, are we forget that this festival is the ultimate triumph of rightdoing over wrongdoing? Why hiding the actual meaning and misunderstanding the connotation? Here is what you need to understand about this festival!
Celebrations, wishes, colors, sweets and lights- well, there are so many things that comes to our mind when we think of Diwali as a festival! But while marching towards the brighter sides of celebrations, it is indeed sad to see that how, somewhere down the line, we are neglecting the darkness it brings. Air pollutions, noise, accidents and cumulative harms are the perils of celebrating a dangerous Diwali. Mixing the mirth of joy with the grey shades of disaster is not simply acceptable. We need to understand the hidden meaning of Diwali– it is much more than the pomp and ‘larger-than-life’ celebrations. Now let’s make this Diwali a ‘mind-full cum heartfelt’ celebration for all. Thinking how to do that? Have a look!
1.The fact that Diwali is also for those who are unable to speak- the animals!
Spread the ultimate joy of Diwali by understanding the diverse needs of people (and in fact living things) around you. Your Diwali celebrations should not avoid those who are unable to speak such as infants, dogs and other animals. Make frequent efforts in making this Diwali prosperous for all!
2.Go Green with your Diwali celebrations:
Focus on the fact that illumination and decoration is an integral part of Diwali celebrations- much more than the noise of crackers! In lieu of going green, you can choose flower petals to make the colorful rangoli.
3.Go traditional with Lighting Diyas:
By doing this, you are not just helping the poor and needy but also entertaining the right conscience of celebrating Diwali. Since illumination is the most certain cause of celebration, why not doing it in a traditional way? It will also reduce the unnecessary spend in the electricity bills.
4.Utilize your budget mindfully:
There is no point in spending a big budget on crackers- you can utilize that money in making someone feel happier (or feel a bit special)! For some people, celebrations are not natural as the burden of poverty and ills of tragedy are always blocking their paths. Step ahead and make someone smile this Diwali!
5.Define your goodness:
Lord Ram spent his entire livelihood in defining the standards of goodness! Now since you are so excited about his victory day, what are you going to do to define your standards of goodness? For instance, I will make sure to say no to crackers. I will keep my Diwali healthy and hail with the minimal intake of sweets and I will spread happiness with the homemade delight.